>> senator kisten gillenbrand chair of that subcommittee on military personnel joins me now. senator, it has not gone unnoticed that this is the first hearing in ten years on this subject. it's only when you became chairman, chair of the committee and we have, have 20 senators who are women. that this issue is getting focus. coincidence? >> no. i don't think so and that's one of the reasons why i've been such a strong advocate of asking more women to participate in politics, to vote, to be heard, to run. because when women are at the table, different issues are discussed, it's a broader agenda and it's an agenda that looks out for all americans, and oftentimes those who are voiceless. i think this is an instance where, this isn't anything new, there's been sexual assaults in the military for a very long time. in fact more sexual assaults against men and that women. it is such an issue that is crying out for unbelievable reform, oversight and accountability. and it's heartbreaking, andrea, when you look at the numbers to have 19,000 sexual assaults a year and only 190 convictions.